Nov 262015
Reminder of the dates for our Christmas Craft Fairs.  A sheet has been placed by your child’s register, it would be appreciated if you could let us know if you will be attending. 


Times for the sessions will be;
AM – 10.45am to 11.30am and PM – 14.15pm to 15.00pm.


Monday, 30th November 2015                    Blue Group
Tuesday, 1st December 2015                     Green Group
Wednesday, 2nd December 2015               Purple Group & AM Yellow Group
Thursday, 3rd December 2015                   Red Group
Friday, 4th December 2015                         Orange Group & PM Yellow Group
Nov 262015
On Wednesday 25th November we celebrated St’ Andrews Day. We invited parents and carers to come along and enjoy some Scottish shortbread whilst we showcased our Scottish dancing and songs.
Mrs Collins taught us some Scottish dancing including: “Happy Feet” “Point and Close” and “Springs from Foot to Foot”. We put this together to create our Scottish dance sequence.
We also sang Scottish songs including: “Ally Bally”, “Bee Baw Babbity”, “Ye Canny Shove Yer Granny Aff a Bus”, “The Three Craws” and “Wee Willie Winkie”.
Thank you everyone who came along! We hope you all had as much fun as we did.

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Nov 162015


On Friday the 13th November we came to nursery dressed as our favourite superhero or princess to show support for Children in Need.

At nursery we coloured and cut out our own Pudsey, we decorated our own spotty biscuits to have as snack and enjoyed watching Pudsey on the interactive white board!

Mrs Dowsland made scones and asked staff and Portakabin workmen for donations in return.

We all had great fun and thanks to the generosity of the parents we manage to raise the fantastic sum of;


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Children In Need PM 1 Children In Need PM Children In Need PM 2

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Nov 132015

We have registered with Easy Fundraising to try and raised some funds for our outdoor areas once our extension is complete.  All you need to do is go to the following link and start shopping.  Once you have finished shopping the retailer will make a donation to us at no extra cost to you! 

We thank you for your continued support of the Family Centre and would appreciate if you could share this link amongst family and friends.

Nov 092015

After risk assessing for Woodland Explorers the decision has been made to cancel this all week due to the unpredictable weather.  We will continue to assess this on a daily basis, please bring your child dressed accordingly for their outdoor sessions. Thank you.

Nov 042015

On Friday 30th October we had our Halloween Parties. The children and staff all came to the centre in their fabulous costumes.

The children enjoyed some Halloween treats. We had a special Halloween BookBug session where we read the story “Is That You Wolf?” and sang some Halloween songs. The children even dooked for apples!

Great fun was had by all.


Halloween 2015 - AM 2 Halloween 2015 - AM 1


Halloween 2015 - PM 2 Halloween 2015 - PM 1

Nov 042015

All parents should now have booked an appointment time with their child’s key worker.  Dates for consultations are as follows;

Purple Group                                                           Monday, 9th November 2015

Red Group                                                               Tuesday, 10th November 2015

Orange Group                                                         Wednesday, 11th November 2015

Blue Group                                                              Thursday, 12th November 2015

Green Group                                                           Friday, 13th November 2015

Yellow Group                                                          Thursday, 19th November 2015

Nov 022015

The photographer will visit the Family Centre on Tuesday (3rd) and Wednesday (4th) of this week.  You will have all received texts in relation to when your child is due to have their photo taken but this is also listed below;

Tuesday, 3rd November – Playroom 2

Blue, Green and Yellow Groups

Wednesday, 4th November – Playroom 1

Red, Orange and Purple Groups

Siblings will be taken on Wednesday, 4th November (by appointment only)

If your child uses extended hours and these days are not part of their regular nursery attendance please bring them in (on their group’s day) if you wish to allow them to have the opportunity to have their photograph taken too.

Nov 022015

We have now started our outdoor learning experiences (Woodland Explorers).  Please look under our “Pupils” tab to access the pictures that have been taken whilst your child enjoys their time outdoors.

Oct 302015

A reminder that on Tuesday, 3rd and Wednesday, 4th November we will have a photographer here taking pictures.  Should you wish your child to be photographed with a sibling (these will take place on Wednesday, 4th November) please see Mrs Crookshank or Mrs Armstrong.

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Oct 292015

Tomorrow (Friday, 30th October 2015) is the last day to put your child’s name down for home access to EducationCity.  This costs £2.25 for the year and is a worthwhile asset to your child’s learning.  At present we do not have enough names to allow us to go ahead with this, we need at least 30 parents to sign up for this.  Please see Denise in the office for more information.

Oct 262015

Halloween party

On Friday, 30th October the Family Centre will be having fancy dress parties for the children.  Children to come to the Family Centre at their normal times in fancy dress.  No scary masks or costumes please.


Oct 232015

We have now added a new tab to our website, this is called “Parent Handouts”.  On this page you will find information that has been handed out to your child.  We hope you find this useful.


Oct 212015

Important notice




Please note that as of tomorrow, Thursday, 22nd October 2015 we will return to accessing the family centre via Neilston Primary School playground. 

We appreciate that this isnt ideal but we thank you for your continuing support meantime.

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Scholastic Book Fair will be in Madras Family Centre on Thursday, 22nd, Friday, 23rd, Monday, 26th and Tuesday, 27th October at drop off and pick up.

There will be books, posters and small stationery items e.g. pencils, pens etc available to buy on the day.


Oct 202015

Family bookbug sessions will be running on Wednesday, 21st October 2015 in Neilston Parish Church Hall.  These will be led by Mrs Armstrong and Mrs Robertson.  Please come along with your nursery child and any younger siblings at the following times.

AM Children            11.00am – 11.30am

PM Children            14.15pm – 14.45pm

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